World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)
United Nations Commission on Science & Technology for Development (UNCSTD)
African Union (AU)
Silicon Valley Summit (Specialized)
Preamble to the Annexation of Hawaii: the Reign of Liliuokalani (Specialized)
United Nations Human Rights Council
Chairs: Enrica Kumar & Reese Conway
Topic A: Prevention for and Enforcement against Workplace Harassment
According to the Department of Labor, Workplace Harassment by definition is harassment of employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or parental status. Workplace comes in two different forms. And though there are numerous laws and rules against it, tens of thousands of cases occur around the globe. This crisis does not differentiate between country borders or company lines, as a majority of workers experience or witness it. In our committee, the delegates will discuss and explore the possibility of rules that more effectively decrease the rates of this rights violation, prevent such cases from occurring, and successfully bring justice to victims. The social and political aspects of this topic should also be discussed and be taken into account while determining how the United Nations should act in response to this.
Topic B: Rights and Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples
According to Amnesty International, the life expectancy for indigenous peoples around the world can be up to twenty years lower than the non-indigenous population. Globally, they experience higher rates of poverty, internal displacement, and illiteracy. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, indigenous peoples around the world face violence, forced assimilation, and dispossession of land. While the policies and the issues faced by indigenous peoples vary by country, this topic must be addressed on a global scale. In our committee, delegates will discuss and explore possible solutions to the problems faced by indigenous peoples. They will consider the social, political, and economic factors concerning this issue in order to develop ways the United Nations can act in order to prevent human rights infringements around the world.